en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:03:07 -0400 15 Air Force jet in Houston reports smoke in cockpit A U.S. Air Force refueling jet returning to California has made a safe emergency landing in Houston after smoke was reported in the cockpit. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:44:00 -0400 Marine with Corps' new crisis response force dies in Iraq A member of the Marine Corps' newest unit that responds to crises in the Middle East died in Iraq on Thursday while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, according to the Defense Department. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:43:00 -0400 U.S. war planners focus on advisers in Anbar Top US military planners want to expand the limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq and are talking to allied partner nations about potentially putting non-American troops on the ground to help support the fight against Islamic State militants, according to several military officials. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:03:00 -0400 In mine-riddled Bosnia, bomb dogs are life savers When Betsy, a 7-year-old bomb-sniffing dog from Bosnia-Herzegovina, arrived in the U.S. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:54:00 -0400 Scoopdeck: Blue Angel buzzes Golden Gate Bridge Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:08:00 -0400 Army announces sgt., staff sgt. selections for November These Regular Army soldiers are eligible for promotion to sergeant and staff sergeant on Nov. 1, based on their accomplishments under the cutoff scores system, the Army announced Friday: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:01:00 -0400 Army 'funding cliff' may mean more demand for deployments, reserve soldiers, leader says The Army likely will look to the National Guard and Army Reserve to fill steady-state missions as it deals with increasing demands for soldiers around the world. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:55:00 -0400 U.S. force to fight Ebola virus starts training in San Antonio The U.S. military effort to help contain the Ebola virus at home and in West Africa is gaining steam. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:24:00 -0400 Vehicle shipper still at odds with subcontractor A month after the end of the peak moving season, troubles continue for International Auto Logistics, the new contractor that is responsible for shipping troops' cars on reassignment moves to and from overseas. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:06:00 -0400 Transgender troops say they want to serve openly The landmark repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' in 2011 allowed gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:20:00 -0400 Head of Fort Benning Warrior Training Center relieved of command The head of the Warrior Training Center, a Fort Benning, Georgia-based unit that offers pre-Ranger and other training primarily for Army National Guard soldiers, was relieved of command Oct. 9 and is under investigation, the base announced Friday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:17:00 -0400 Air Force review shows 50 airmen can remain on active duty Fifty airmen who were told that they must separate by Jan. 31 have been offered the option of remaining on active-duty, Air Force officials said Friday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:10:00 -0400 Report: Army discriminated against transgender civilian worker The Army discriminated against a former soldier working at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, who transitioned from male to female, according to a federal report released Thursday, by improperly barring her from the female restroom and allowing employees to refer Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:08:00 -0400 Destroyer CO sacked after Philippines canoe collision A week after the Philippine media reported that the destroyer Stethem had run over a small canoe near Subic Bay, the ship's skipper has been fired. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:31:00 -0400 Wyoming officials question missile cleanup plan Environmental quality regulators in Wyoming say pollution levels have increased at a retired Atlas missile site east of Cheyenne. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:16:00 -0400 Isolation pods will carry troops if they get Ebola The Pentagon is developing isolation pods for the C-17 Globemaster aircraft to carry up to 15 service members should they contract Ebola while supporting Operation United Assistance in Africa. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:57:00 -0400 Commentary: Opportunities for veterans abound in agriculture Veterans have sacrificed dearly to keep this country safe. Every day, they confront and triumph over those that threaten our national security. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:45:00 -0400 Leadership is key to troops' tolerance of transgender persons, allied forces say Transgender persons are barred from serving openly in the U.S. military but can do so in the armed forces of 18 other nations worldwide, including NATO allies Sweden and the United Kingdom as well as Australia and New Zealand. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:31:00 -0400 Ex-sailor injures NYC policeman with hatchet A New York City police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a former sailor wielding a hatchet remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:38:00 -0400 After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his il Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:02:00 -0400 Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:22:00 -0400 Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:09:00 -0400 Saudi Arabia convicts 27 for plotting attack on U.S. forces A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced 27 people to prison for planning a series of attacks against U.S. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:26:00 -0400 Army setting up comms for Ebola response in West Africa The Army is working to coordinate crisis response in Liberia Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:12:00 -0400 Hackers face off this weekend to solve Air Force's cyber challenges Even as national cybersecurity awareness month comes to a close, the Air Force is producing an event that will bring all kinds of hackers together to test their best coding skills. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:44:00 -0400 U.S., South Korea delay transfer of wartime control The U.S. and South Korea have delayed transferring wartime operational control of allied forces by taking on a 'conditions-based approach' and scrapping the previously set deadline of 2015. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:03:00 -0400 After delay in Philippines, 31st MEU heads back to Japan The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit is headed back to Okinawa, Japan, after the unit was ordered to stay in the Philippines while officials investigated the alleged slaying of a local transgender person. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:59:00 -0400 New quick-reaction NATO force to stand up next year NATO is pushing forward with a new quick-reaction force that will combine the armies of multiple member nations and is intended to serve as a deterrent to Russian aggression. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:08:00 -0400 Army medical lab joining Ebola fight in West Africa An Army medical laboratory designed to detect battlefield contaminants is joining the fight against Ebola in West Africa and will be deploying next week, according to an Army announcement. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:07:00 -0400 Virginia subs to get berthing changes for female crew Sub designers are puzzling out how to fit enlisted women into the berthings on the Virginia-class attack submarines already in the force. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:00 -0400 Possible Ebola case in New York City The first case of Ebola may have arrived in New York City. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:54:00 -0400 First weapons crew certified on F-35A The latest milestone in the F-35A program belongs to airmen on the ground. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:04:00 -0400 U.S. official: Iraq army not ready to repel Islamic State U.S. airstrikes and Iraqi ground forces have blunted an Islamic State offensive in Iraq, but it will be months before Iraq can mount a sustained counteroffensive to take terrain back, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:43:00 -0400 KFC touts new all-meat sandwich in South Korea This could be the best reason yet to be assigned to South Korea. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:39:00 -0400 U.S. officials worry about 'lone wolf' attacks After a pair of attacks in Canada this week that officials labeled as terrorism, counterparts in the USA are reacting with offers of cooperation - and a sense of apprehension. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:27:00 -0400 Beirut mission renewed: Marines take pride in returning to guard embassy As of early September, Marine security guards are again manning Post One in Beirut. The post holds profound significance for Marines young and old. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:21:00 -0400 Fallen Marine awarded Bronze Star for heroism in 'Operation Nightmare' The family of fallen Marine Sgt. Daniel Vasselian accepted his Bronze Star with combat 'V' device last week for heroism in Afghanistan. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:20:00 -0400 Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed more than 500 U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:16:00 -0400 Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in U.S. The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial near Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:48:00 -0400 PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:43:00 -0400 Experts call for national debate on U.S. military priorities A prestigious defense review panel has warned that the U.S. government must 'sound an alarm' to build public support among the American people for increased defense spending. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:36:00 -0400 'We cannot accept average,' surgeons general say The message the Army, Navy and Air Force surgeons general have taken from the military health system review released earlier this month is that their hospitals and clinics are performing on par with the nation's top private systems. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:29:00 -0400 Army announced November officer promotions Congratulations to the active component officers being promoted to the ranks of chief warrant officer 2 through colonel in November. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:45:00 -0400 N.C. police chief wrote lieutenant up for Army Reserve service The city failed to comply with a federal law that allows soldiers time off for military service, according to a letter from the Department of Labor. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:38:00 -0400 Guantanamo prisoners protest use of female guards The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:23:00 -0400 Meet the White House guard dogs You may be familiar with Sunny and Bo, the Obama's family pets. But meet Hurricane and Jordan, two of the White House's protectors. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:07:00 -0400 U.S.: Iraq says troops will go on offensive The U.S. Defense Department says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:57:00 -0400 Lawmaker uses Canadian case to criticize Obama The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee used Canadian leaders' response to the Ottawa shootings to take his own swipe at President Obama on Thursday. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:55:00 -0400 Ask the Lawyer: Be careful when, to whom you admit drug use Q. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:19:00 -0400 Few vets use free credit monitoring after VA breaches Only about one in 25 veterans offered free credit monitoring in the wake of Veterans Affairs Department security breaches has signed up for the service, a figure that VA officials call disappointingly low. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:03:00 -0400 U.S. OKs Samsung devices for classified data For the first time, the government will allow devices made for the consumer market to handle classified information. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:29:00 -0400 Mission Family: Survivors' education clearinghouse inspired by student's pain, drive If you're a member of the military community, you know all too well the variety of struggles that the lifestyle can bring. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:55:00 -0400 Tricare Help: TFL and skilled nursing home care Q. My father is an 82-year-old Korean War veteran and military retiree. He is in a skilled nursing home but has exhausted his Medicare coverage. He's very ill, with four compression fractures, liver cancer and dementia. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:46:00 -0400 Lewis-McChord soldier charged in wife's death Bail has been set at $1 million for a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife at their Lakewood, Washington, apartment. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:11:00 -0400 Washington VA doctor accused of child rape Stevens County authorities say a Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room doctor accused of assaulting a child at the doctor's home has been charged with child rape. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:58:00 -0400 CNO Greenert: 7-month deployments 'achievable and sustainable' The Navy's top admiral said he wants to bring deployments down to a seven-month standard - a call that stands in stark contrast to recent deployment lengths. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:03:00 -0400 Marine Corps booted suspected Indiana serial killer in 1993 An former Marine, who recently confessed to killing seven women in Indiana, was kicked out of the Marine Corps as a private in 1993 after fewer than two years of service. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:35:00 -0400 John McCain calls Navy 2-star an 'idiot' during interview Sen. John McCain, a retired naval aviator, has a history of confronting military leaders he feels have fallen short. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:33:00 -0400 CSM who fought in Panama, Somalia and Iraq dies at 52 A decorated soldier who participated in major military actions spanning three decades and spent the last few years of his career helping fellow wounded warriors was found dead in his Georgia home Oct. 13 of natural causes. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:32:00 -0400 Kidnapping plot in Turkey raises new questions about U.S. troops' safety A bold yet ultimately unsuccessful kidnapping plot orchestrated by the Islamic State in Turkey raises new questions about the safety of U.S. troops and other American personnel stationed throughout the country. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400